Archive for October 16th, 2007

Push Button "Pop-Up" Coffee Shop

People have been tinkering with using shipping containers as the ultimate idea of a portable home for a long time. Artist and architect Adam Kalkin took it one step further: he created a "push button" store, sp...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/push-button-pop-up-coffee-shop/

Dance Shoes for Father and Daughter

I love these shoes by Finnish artists Huopaliike Lahtinen and Haraldin kenkä. Titled Tanssitossut or Dance Shoes, they are meant to be worn by a father and a young daughter for dancing together!Link - T...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/dance-shoes-for-father-and-daughter/

Interview with Oliver Sacks: How Music Can Trigger and Soothe Neurological Diseases

Jacob Goldstein of Wall Street Journal interviewed neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks about his new book "Musicophilia."The book is about how music can trigger symptoms of neurological disease and help ease...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/interview-with-oliver-sacks-how-music-can-trigger-and-soothe-neurological-diseases/

New Marine Species Discovered in the Celebes Sea

US and Philippine scientists probing the deep Celebes Sea discovered some new and pretty unusual marine species:One was a sea cucumber that is nearly transparent which could swim by bending its elongated body. Anothe...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/new-marine-species-discovered-in-the-celebes-sea/

6-Year-Old Girl's Chalk Drawing: Art or Graffiti?

Six-year-old Natalie Shea of Brooklyn is facing threat of fine from the city for ... drawing a pretty picture with sidewalk chalk!Here's a Big Brother story for you:A 6-year-old Park Slope girl is facing a $300 fine from...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/6-year-old-girls-chalk-drawing-art-or-graffiti/

Blue Angels Over San Francisco Bay: How Low Can You Go?

This awesome photo is of a US Navy Blue Angels jet flying low on the water of San Francisco Bay - check out the sonic boom (?) as the jet flies amidst sail boats.Link - via Cellar Image of the Day (great discussion, incl...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/blue-angels-over-san-francisco-bay-how-low-can-you-go/

Love, Sex, and Marriage with Robot Inevitable, Said AI Researcher

Artificial intelligence researcher David Levy at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands has bold predictions: "My forecast is that around 2050, the state of Massachusetts will be the first jurisdiction...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/love-sex-and-marriage-with-robot-inevitable-said-ai-researcher/

Mac II Couch

Behold the Macintosh II Couch in a Mac Store in Missouri:A couch constructed from 20 Macintosh II computers at the Mac Store in Maryland Heights, Missouri. It's strong enough to sit upon (since the boxes were built t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/mac-ii-couch/

Greatest Hubble Photos

National Geographics has a neat feature of the twenty-five greatest photos of the universe, taken by Hubble Space Telescope in its 17 years in service. This one is the Red Rectangle, a protoplanetary nebula in the conste...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/greatest-hubble-photos/

Quote: Khalil Gibran on Truth

"Say not, 'I have found the truth,' but rather say, 'I have found a truth.'" - Khalil Gibran, poet and writer (1883-1931)...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/quote-khalil-gibran-on-truth/

Lomographers rejoice!

Old-school hipster lomographers are drooling over limited edition White Stripes lomography camera kits - the JACK and the MEG. Each comes with its own custom retro plastic Holga camera and an assortment of accessories...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/lomographers-rejoice/

Baby Porcupine Eats a Banana

This baby porcupine (also called porcupet) eats a banana. You'll hear tiny squeaks--those are hiccups! mother was killed when she was hit by a car and he was cared for by licensed wildlife rehabilitator Gail Buh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/baby-porcupine-eats-a-banana/

Ron de Jong's Switchbike

Martijn of Freshcreations wrote to us:During Holland Innovation I ran into an incredible bike made by Ron de Jong: the Switchbike. The bicycle can be used in two different settings: 1) as a regular city bike...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/ron-de-jongs-switchbike/

Masking Tape Art

BUFF diss is an Australian street artist who makes scenes with masking tape! This wall is ready for a show called BUFF diss vs. the Queen beginning Thursday at the Bus Gallery in Melbourne. See more works at h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/masking-tape-art/

Slinkachu's Tiny People Art Project

Oh no, the framed photograph fell on .... teeny tiny people? Take a look at this art installation by Slinkachu, and see what happened at the scene of the accident (warning: fake little figures blood and gore). LinkPrevio...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/slinkachus-tiny-people-art-project/

Designer Cinder Blocks

Loom Studio turned boring ol' cinder blocks into a chic designer material which when assembled gives a 3D wall effect by giving them 12 new shapes. This one above, called the egg block looks an excellent site for nesting...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/designer-cinder-blocks/

Mozart and Bond Music

Duo classical musicians Aleksey Igusman and Richard Hyung-Ki Joo performs something fun for us: a mix between Mozart and James Bond!Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] | The pair's official website - Thanks kaiserandi!*...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/mozart-and-bond-music/

Optical Illusion: Which Way is She Spinning?

Here's a neat optical illusion, go to this website and stare at the dancer. Is she rotating clockwise or counter-clockwise? And can you change it at will?She appears to rotate clockwise to me, but if I focus elsewhere, a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/optical-illusion-which-way-is-she-spinning/

The Boy Who's Allergic to (Almost) All Food

Meet Tylor Savage, a 12-year-old boy who has to eat the same thing every day (chicken or tuna with carrots and potatoes, apples and grapes) because he is allergic to almost every food:By the time he was 10, TylorR...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/the-boy-whos-allergic-to-almost-all-food/

Funny Money: Strange currencies of the world.

Since the beginning of trade, communities have experimented with exchange mediums. These may seem strange now, but they made sense to someone at the time and place they were in use. Rai stones. (image credit: Eric Gu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2007/10/16/funny-money-strange-currencies-of-the-world/
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